What does dilapidation mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. decrepitude, dilapidation(noun)

    a state of deterioration due to old age or long use

  2. dilapidation, ruin(noun)

    the process of becoming dilapidated

Wiktionary

  1. dilapidation(Noun)

    The state of being dilapidated, reduced to decay, partially ruined.

    Etymology: From dilapidate (itself from dilapidare, literally "to destroy with stones", itself from dis (intensive) + lapidare, "to stone" (from lapis "stone")) + -ation

  2. dilapidation(Noun)

    The act of dilapidating, damaging a building or structure through neglect or by intention.

    Etymology: From dilapidate (itself from dilapidare, literally "to destroy with stones", itself from dis (intensive) + lapidare, "to stone" (from lapis "stone")) + -ation

  3. dilapidation(Noun)

    Ecclesiastical waste: impairing of church property by an incumbent, through neglect or by intention.

    Etymology: From dilapidate (itself from dilapidare, literally "to destroy with stones", itself from dis (intensive) + lapidare, "to stone" (from lapis "stone")) + -ation

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dilapidation(noun)

    the act of dilapidating, or the state of being dilapidated, reduced to decay, partially ruined, or squandered

    Etymology: [L. dilapidatio: cf. F. dilapidation.]

  2. Dilapidation(noun)

    ecclesiastical waste; impairing of church property by an incumbent, through neglect or by intention

    Etymology: [L. dilapidatio: cf. F. dilapidation.]

  3. Dilapidation(noun)

    the pulling down of a building, or suffering it to fall or be in a state of decay

    Etymology: [L. dilapidatio: cf. F. dilapidation.]

Freebase

  1. Dilapidation

    Delapitaion' is a term meaning in a destructive event to a building, but more particularly used in the plural in English law for ⁕the waste committed by the incumbent of an ecclesiastical living ⁕the disrepair for which a tenant is usually liable when he has agreed to give up his premises in good repair. Dilapidation is derived from the Latin for scattering the stones of a building.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dilapidation in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dilapidation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of dilapidation in a Sentence

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    There are people who, like houses, are beautiful in dilapidation.

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Translations for dilapidation

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  • разнебитено състояниеBulgarian
  • Baufälligkeit, Verfall, Zerstörung, VerwahrlosungGerman
  • φθοράGreek
  • rongálásHungarian
  • რღვევაGeorgian
  • үгүйрэлMongolian
  • verstoring, verwaarlozing, verloedering, verkrotting, verval, bouwvalligheidDutch

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